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Roles and Capabilities

WooCommerce registers two user roles once activated, and grants additional capabilities to the Admin:
  • manage_woocommerce for WooCommerce Settings
  • view_woocommerce_reports

Customer role

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People become Customers when registering via the checkout or sign-up process. Customers:
  • Have read access only for most capacities. This is the equivalent status to a normal blog subscriber.
  • Can edit their own account information.
  • View past/present orders.

Shop Manager role

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Shop Manager is a role you can give someone to manage the shop without making them an Admin. They have all the rights a customer has, and are granted the main capabilities:
  • manage_woocommerce: Gives shop managers the option to manage all settings within WooCommerce, and create/edit products.
  • view_woocommerce_reports: Gives them access to all WooCommerce reports.
The Shop Manager role has all the capabilities listed at our WooCommerce GitHub repo. They also have general WordPress editor capabilities.

Tweaking capabilities

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If you wish to modify roles and capabilities, you can try the plugin User roles editor – Add, Assign and Switch user roles You can alternatively use a third-party plugin such as: However, please note that WooCommerce Support is not in a position to offer assistance on third party related issues/requests. This is also mentioned in our support policy.